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Old October 9th, 2010, 08:02 PM
mavi mavi is offline
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my cat

my cat has a strange rash/infection on her chin, the fur is all gone and her chin is purple with red open wounds on it. they have been oozing pus and scabbed over. I have been cleaning it but doesnt seem to disappear?
Can you help?!
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Old October 9th, 2010, 09:17 PM
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There are a few posts with skin problems, the first I found was this:
pics would help.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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It seems that she has developed an infection. You should take her to the vet for diagnosis and medication.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 05:49 AM
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It could be feline acne that has become infected and will need to be seen by a vet.

Please keep us updated on your kitty
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Old October 10th, 2010, 08:10 PM
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thanks for your words of advice i will keep an eye on it and if it worsens i will take her to the vet!
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Old October 17th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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If it does happen to be feline acne, I'd be happy to share what worked for us. Poor General had a doozy of a case and we spent nearly seven months working to get it cleared up. I'm interested to hear what the vet says.
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